Unit 4 Vocab

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affable

courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to

aggrandize

to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater

amorphous

shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion

aura

that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality

contraband

illegal traffic, smuggled goods, illegal, prohibited

erudite

scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

gossamer

thin, light, delicate, insubstantial, a very thin, light cloth

infer

to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply

inscrutable

incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

insular

relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

irrevocable

incapable of being changed or called back

propensity

a natural inclination or predilection toward

querulous

peevish, complaining, fretful

remonstrate

to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to

repudiate

to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

resilient

able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

reverberate

to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

scurrilous

coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed

sedulous

persistent, showing industry and determination

sleazy

thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable

affable

syn: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial

aggrandize

syn: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt

amorphous

syn: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate

aura

syn: ambience, atmosphere

contraband

syn: illicit, bootleg, unlawful

erudite

syn: profoundly educated, well-read

gossamer

syn: filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy

infer

syn: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate

inscrutable

syn: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic

insular

syn: narrow-minded,parochial, provincial

irrevocable

syn: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable

propensity

syn: natural bent, proclivity, penchant

querulous

syn: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable

remonstrate

syn: reason against, expostulate

repudiate

syn: disavow, abjure, renounce

resilient

syn: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy

reverberate

syn: rumble, thunder, boom, echo

scurrilous

syn: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative

sedulous

syn: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable

sleazy

syn: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty

affable

ant: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable

aggrandize

ant: reduce, decrease, diminish

amorphous

ant: definite, well-defined, clear-cut

contraband

ant: legal, lawful, licit

erudite

ant: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate

gossamer

ant:thick, dense, solid, massive

inscrutable

ant: comperhensible, intelligible, penetrable

insular

ant: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal

irrevocable

ant: reversible, changeable

propensity

ant: natural incapacity or inability

querulous

ant: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid

repudiate

ant: avow, affirm, aver, avouch

resilient

ant: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding

scurrilous

ant: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified

sedulous

ant: lackadisical, listless, indolent, otiose

sleazy

ant: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy

aff

where is the stress in affable

gran

where is the stress in aggrandize

mor

where is the stress in amorphous

aur

where is the stress in aura

con

where is the stress in contraband

er

where is the stress in erudite

goss

where is the stress in gossamer

fer

where is the stress in infer

scru

where is the stress in inscrutable

in

where is the stress in insular

rev

where is the stress in irrevocable

pen

where is the stress in propensity

quer

where is the stress in querulous

mon

where is the stress in remonstrate

pu

where is the stress in repudiate

sil

where is the stress in resilient

ver

where is the stress in reverberate

scurr

where is the stress in scurrilous

sed

where is the stress in sedulous

slea

where is the stress in sleazy

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